out of bandaids

Exploding Hearts

my heart is made of glass

thin like fairy wings

and you are a bull

in a china shop

or like katy's goat

smashing his reflection

in everything that glitters.


there are











and you threw me careless

into a realm of hell you've never seen.

and when you wrought ruin and waste,

and then casually expected me to submit with grace,

you've lost more than just me.





i'm not here to hold your hand

and show you how to be my man.

i'm not waiting for some epiphany.

i'm gone.

i'm moving on.

and no amount of rug covering

white flags at half mast

ostrich heads in the sand


will ever change my mind.


if you decide to put down the rolodex of excuses

and pick up the tape and glue,

it's a long road, 

it's a hard road,

and you don't have a gps

or even a crayon map on a cocktail napkin.

and nearest i can tell,

you don't even know if you want to get off the couch.


i won't say it's impossible.

i won't say you can't do it.

i won't say you're in over your head.

i don't think i need to.

i don't think you want to.


so it doesn't matter if you say you love me

or if you're really sorry you fucked this up

and wish it ended amicably.


i'm tired of watching you stumble blindly

through wildly uncharted territory.

we're both writing on the wall,

mine in hieroglyphs,

yours in kanji.

i grow fatigued from anthropological speculation.

but don't worry.

i know closure.

i won't teach you.

maybe if you watch,

you'll learn.

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borbug's picture

old things theat were, and

old things theat were, and new yet to happen...we all have been true this, mistakes corrected, lessons learned, and moving forwart...hardest but bravest thing to do

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thanks :)

i'm glad you said it's brave.  it doesn't always feel brave.

KindredSpirit's picture

I Skip around

Or read backwards sometimes.

Or not at all.

Or whatever.

But I love this and did write a little bit

After you other poem.

Thanx for the inspiration.

Feeling it.

I will put it out a little later.

I hate to talk about it like this

It makes me feel like an idiot.

True haha


Charge time

and_hera_met_zeus's picture


i'm glad i inspired u!!! can't wait to read it!!! :D

allets's picture

Love The Last 2 Lines

Great summation for what went before and marveously surprising - movng on - enjoyed ~allets~




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thanks stella!!!